Delicious and simple to prepare, this recipe takes nearly an instant to prepare, especially when your young sous-chefs join you in the kitchen.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the sake, miso paste, mirin, soy sauce, and brown sugar in a baking dish. Add the salmon, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before flipping the fillets over in the marinade to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

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  • Bring salmon to room temperature, about 15 minutes, then remove salmon from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange salmon in the skillet, and cook until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 4 minutes on each side. Transfer the fish to a plate and garnish with basil.

Nutrition Facts

387.8 calories; protein 31.6g 63% DV; carbohydrates 17.3g 6% DV; fat 17.2g 27% DV; cholesterol 82.5mg 28% DV; sodium 1173.5mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2011
Have made this twice and wonderful both times... omitted the basil and grilled rather than pan fried... but the marinade is wonderful... gave it 5 stars for flavor.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/02/2020
For some reason it ended up tasting like soap We’re absolutely certain that the dish it was marinated in was clean and that we followed the recipe exactly but it still ended up tasting soapy. We also noticed the taste got a little better with thicker pieces but over all it was soapy and odd. I don’t think the measurements for the ingredients were well portion and I’d recommend white cooking wine rather than sake. Will not be making this again unfortunately. Read More
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2011
Have made this twice and wonderful both times... omitted the basil and grilled rather than pan fried... but the marinade is wonderful... gave it 5 stars for flavor.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2011
This was absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing. I omitted the fresh basil (didn't have any at the time). I cooked the salmon fillets in aluminum foil packets at 425 degrees for 12 minutes (my husband doesn't like the smell of fish cooking). The salmon was tender and flavorful. We'll definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2011
My husband and daughter both really liked this salmon. They said the flavour of the marinade was excellent. We grilled this instead of sauteeing it and it worked well. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2011
easy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2012
I did this on the grill outside. Very tasty though I didn't remember the basil......I have a pot of basil thriving on my patio. Go figure LOL Anyway thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2012
Delish!! Didn't have sake so used dry white wine and added some minced fresh ginger. Family including kids loved it will def make again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2019
Followed the recipe exactly with the result being one of the best tasting salmon dishes I have ever had. I did sprinkle some salt on each filet just prior to grilling. I made double the marinade and used it for broccoli that I also grilled. That was paired with with dill rice for a very memorable meal. Easy and delicious will definitely go into the rotation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2014
The marinade was amazing! I was worried it would be too strong when I tasted some of it directly but the end result was a subtle creamy savory taste that blended perfectly with the fish with just a hint of sweetness. My kids loved it! Served really well with some steamed kale and rice on the side. The problem I can think of is that some of the ingredients are a little pricey to buy just for making this dish once (sake miso mirin etc.). But I generally have those around so it wasn't a problem. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2016
Really lovely flavour. I've made it twice - both times substituting normal white wine (6 tbsp) for the mirin and sake which I did not have on hand. I baked the salmon in the entire marinade and used the sauce over some sesame broccoli and couscous. Very good. A new regular. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/02/2020
For some reason it ended up tasting like soap We’re absolutely certain that the dish it was marinated in was clean and that we followed the recipe exactly but it still ended up tasting soapy. We also noticed the taste got a little better with thicker pieces but over all it was soapy and odd. I don’t think the measurements for the ingredients were well portion and I’d recommend white cooking wine rather than sake. Will not be making this again unfortunately. Read More